A new political action group says that the U.S. Constitution needs a new amendment. The purpose of that amendment would be to overturn a disastrous decision handed down by the Supreme Court in 2010.
It has come to be known as the Citizens United ruling. The effect of Citizens United was essentially to hand over the American election system to the highest bidder — fat cat billionaires, such as the Koch Brothers, and giant corporations, including the various pharmaceutical behemoths and Wall Street banks.
Thanks to Citizens United, political candidates can line their campaign pockets all they want and they don’t have to report where the money is coming from. The result is the halls of Washington lined with paid-off stooges shilling for giant corporations.
but now a new political action committee known as End Citizens United is fighting back. This is a grassroots group that is raising funds and awareness about the rampant corruption that has served to de-evolved the American political process into a blatant pay-for-play scheme.
End Citizens United is working hard to change the complexion of Congress in the coming 2018 midterm elections. It want to flip one or both Houses of Congress from Republican to Democrat control. That’s because Democrats tend to favor getting Big Money out of politics while Republicans prefer the status quo.
End Citizens United has raised $35 million to fight the battle — yes, it takes a lot of money to fight Big Money. The difference is, however, that End Citizens United takes only small donations from hundreds of thousands of average Americans and no corporate cash. To date, more than 350,000 individuals have contributed to ECU. The organization also claims more than 3 million members.
Electing Democrats is a stepping stone to the ultimate goal — a Constitutional Amendment that will reverse the 2010 Supreme Court ruling that drove a wrecking ball through the fundamental nature of American democracy.
The 2018 midterms will be a pivotal event for End Citizens United. The group is banking on a Blue Wave to help further its goal of large-scale campaign finance reform.